The Mormons have a marketing campaign in place.
It appears that they are taking the lead in (re)defining themselves in society in the wake of those who have certain negative views about them.
Mention the word "Mormon" and many people think of :
- Bans of Black People
- Joseph Smith As A Cult Leader
- Some Weird Notions Of Reincarnated Spirits
I am a Christan. I believe that Jesus Christ is my savior.
While I am no expert about the "Christian" state of Mormons - it am not blind to noting that pound for pound they sculpt a more disciplined and well-rounded person than do many Christan entities that don't suffer from the same scrutiny.
When the Mormons rolled their tractor trailers down to the Gulf Coast post Hurricane Katrina, distributing goods from their "end of times" store houses - none of those pious Christians from more main-line denominations (with many claiming "Christianity" without any particular church home) - was seen rejecting the goods distributed by the Mormons because they are not "real Christians".
One thing is for certain - the Government is not a Christian entity either.
Millions of Americans make use of the Mormon resources for genealogical research.
As we grapple with individuals with secular theories that they promote to replace the "Judeo-Christian" ethic that still has a hold on our society - I see more redeemable qualities from Mormons than I do with those who are driving the entire society to Hell.